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Hands on With HTC One X+ [Review]

HTC has a tendency to better their models. It did it with Sensation, making it the Sensation XE and now it’s done it with the HTC One X, making it the HTC One X+. The HTC One X+ is being regarded as a strong contender for phone of the year. This is no small feat for a leader in the field and yet, HTC has given us yet another jaw-droppingly good phone. It is bowered by Android Jelly Bean, has a 2,100 mAh battery that will last a day and has many new upgrades from its previous version.

You can enjoy high-speed 4G LTE connectivity but that’s not what makes the HTC One X+ special- it comes with Nvidia Tegra 3 processor with 1.7 GHz power. Talk about enhanced battery life! Storage is better too, at 64 GB. It helps you get over the fact that there’s no expandable memory and no battery access on this phone. What it does have is the Qualcomm MDM 9215m, EDGE and HSPA+ and Amplified Sound for an enhanced audio experience.

The Beats audio experience makes this phone a pleasure to listen too, giving you better vocals, deeper bass effects. The amped-up frequencies may take a little getting used to, but if you like your music, that won’t take too long.

Even the cameras have undergone a change- the front camera is now 1.6 megapixels and you can move from the back to front cameras without going into the camera settings. You can also set a timer for the front camera now. The Auto Portrait mode will let you take better pictures of your own self and you can use the Sightseeing mode to launch the camera from the power button itself. If you need proof that HTC takes its camera app seriously, then you need to look no further than the ImageSense chip inside the phone. No doubt, the HTC camera app is one of the best there is.

This is a good looking, sturdy phone with a polycarbonate shell that gives you great grip, though it attracts smudges like you wouldn’t believe! The 4.7” screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2 boasts of a beautiful 1280X720 pixel display like the previous version and is a joy to look at. It would not be wrong to say that this is the best screen going around. It comes in just one color- matte black but there are hints of red in the lit up navigation buttons and the camera ring. If you don’t like black, well, this might take a bit of reconciling too.

The front of the phone has the Home, Back and multitasking buttons, the ear piece and the front camera. The power button and the 3.5 mm jack are on the top, the volume control is on the right and on the left is the micro USB port and the characteristic protruding camera at the rear. Simple, minimalistic design is the order of the day.

There are definite improvements on the HTC One X+ phone- better camera, battery life, performance and power, making this an attractive phone to use.

Author: This is a guest post by Sofia Fern. She is a guest writer who writes more about digital cable and high speed internet. To get more information about cox cable, visit the site.